Get a little bit more comfortable moving a pair of kettlebells with this week’s #GutcheckThursday!
This couplet of kettlebell movements & running will be very redundant on the legs and increasingly taxing on the grip. Choose weights that let you move the kettlebells in large sets, preferably no more than 2 breaks per each round. Faster times will be around 15-20 minutes this week.
The double KB hang snatch begins by deadlifting the kettlebells between the feet to the hip, and then initiating the hang-to-overhead movement, with elbows in full extension & in line with ears to finish at the top
The double KB clean & jerk begins by deadlifting the kettlebells between the feet to the hip, and then initiating the clean & jerk movement, with elbows in full extension & in line with ears to finish at the top. The kettlebells must touch the shoulders & imitate a front rack position before beginning the jerk (you can’t just snatch it)
The double KB thruster begins by bringing the kettlebells to the front rack position (handles touching and below the level of the chin) before performing a full squat to overhead press
Adaptations / Modifications / Scales
Modify the load on the kettlebells as needed to meet the intended stimulus. Consider using just one kettlebell if needed
If overhead is not in the cards this week, perform Russian swings each round
Sub the runs for equal distance rowing or double distance fan bike (Assault/Echo)